verb (used with object)
- to assume unlawful rights of ownership of (personal property).
- to change the form of (property), as from realty to personalty or vice versa.
verb (used without object)
- conversion disorder,
- conversion ratio,
- conversion table,
- conversive heat,
- converted rice,
- converted steel,
Origin of convert1
Origin of convert2
Examples from the Web for convert
There is also “other” and “willing to convert” (more on those categories later).
This 18-hour trip was in a less nice room, but one that had two seats that convert into a bed.Accusations Pile Up on Top D.C. Rabbi Barry Freundel|Steven I. Weiss|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Be a good citizen, and heaven awaits; fail to convert and lead a moral life, burn in hell.
“The two most dangerous types of people are poor who become rich and those who convert to Islam,” observed one man from Snuny.On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness|Christine van den Toorn|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the last conversation, now, several days ago, the girls said they had been told to convert to Islam or die.Hanifa's Story: Her Five Sisters Taken by ISIS to Be Sold or Worse|Christine van den Toorn|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Smith's brother Samuel was the first convert won over, Cowdery baptizing him.The Story of the Mormons|William Alexander Linn
Mrs. King, who was religious and zealous, had found in him a convert.A Dozen Ways Of Love|Lily Dougall
Such a child, for example, is the little girl the Moslem is ready to adopt and convert to the faith.Lotus Buds|Amy Carmichael
By this time she had become a convert to Christianity, but this was entirely a matter of her own seeking.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
He began with an ivory toddy-stick to convert sugar and Bourbon into sirup.The Seven Darlings|Gouverneur Morris
verb (kənˈvɜːt) (mainly tr)
- to assume unlawful proprietary rights over (personal property)
- to change (property) from realty into personalty or vice versa
Word Origin for convert
c.1300, from Old French convertir, from Vulgar Latin *convertire, from Latin convertere "turn around, transform," from com- "together" (see com-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Originally in the religious sense. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by gecyrren, from cierran "to turn, return." Related: Converted; converting.
1560s, from convert (v.). Earlier was convers (early 14c.).